Dr. Eric Moore presented Dr. James Watson with the SES certificate during Watson’s SES Induction Ceremony held at DEVCOM CBC on January 18, 2024, recognizing him as the Center’s newest Engineering Director. (U.S. Army photo by Ellie White)

Dr. James Watson Inducted into SES Corps

January 19th, 2024

DEVCOM CBC public affairs specialist Dr. Brian Feeney, research chemist Dr. Alan Samuels, and research toxicologist Dr. Jennifer Sekowski received the Army’s 2023 Major General Harold J. Greene Award for Acquisition Writing during the Army’s Annual Acquisition Awards Ceremony held at the Pentagon on January 9, 2024. The awards were presented by the Honorable Douglas R. Bush, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, and Lieutenant General Robert M. Collins, Principal Military Deputy to ASA (ALT). (U.S. Army photo by Rick Arndt)

DEVCOM CBC Team Earns Top Honors in Army Acquisition Writing Competition

January 12th, 2024

The solar EV chargers, supplied by the U.S. Army Installation Management Command, were installed at DEVCOM CBC to complete the first phase of the master plan to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 using carbon pollution-free electricity. (U.S. Army photo by Ellie White)

DEVCOM CBC Leads Way in Clean Energy Infrastructure

December 21st, 2023

A U.S. Army Provost Marshal General and Army Corrections Command, Commanding General, Major General Duane R. Miller and DEVCOM CBC Director Mr. Michael Bailey sign an MOA to enable CBC scientists to provide training for U.S. Army MWD during the 2023 AUSA Annual Meeting & Exposition on October 9. (U.S. Army photo by Heather Roelker)

Army Lab Completes Agreement to Support Military Working Dog Training

December 5th, 2023

Repurposed Technology Could Help Protect Soldiers

November 14th, 2023

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RAMP MD Extends RDECOM C&B Center Partnership to 2023

RDECOM C&B Center Director Eric Moore, Ph.D. and RAMP MD Executive Director Rick Decker marked the occasion by signing an amendment to the existing cooperative research and development agreement during a signing ceremony at the Center’s additive manufacturing facility. This amendment will allow the Center to continue to be an…

Volcanic fissures spurt out lava and toxic gas in Pahoa, Hawaii May 25, 2018. First responders remain on standby to evacuate residents in areas heavily affected by the Kilauea volcano eruption. (Photo by Pfc. Trevor Rowett)
In wake of volcanic eruption, RDECOM C&B advises first responders

The volcano’s continued eruption has cast ash and chemicals into the air, posing a health concern for first responders. For a century, RDECOM C&B scientists have developed equipment to protect warfighters for situations where they may be exposed to chemicals on the battlefield. Chemicals of concern include sulfur dioxide, hydrogen…

MUSIP intern Irving Baker takes a close look at one of the 3D printers in RDECOM C&B’s Additive Manufacturing Laboratory.
Students begin internships in Army labs

With diverse backgrounds in physics, chemistry, biology, engineering and math, the students come from as far as North Carolina and are enrolled in the Minority Undergraduate Student Internship Program (MUSIP). Through MUSIP, students will work with their mentors, conduct research for RDECOM C&B Center, and produce presentations on topics of…

ECBC’s Crystal Harris Earns Army Photography Award
ECBC’s Crystal Harris Earns Army Photography Award

A biologist with the Edgewood Chemical Biological Center Chemical Biological Operations Branch since 2008, Harris recently was named a winner in the 2017 Army Digital Photography Contest, coming in third place in the People category for her photograph, “Mermaid Song.” “My interest for photography started when I was young,” Harris…

A smoke grenade containing metal organic frameworks designed to block infrared light being tested in an ECBC test chamber.
ECBC Scientist Presents a Better Smoke Bomb at American Chemical Society’s Annual Meeting

This is the challenge that Zander presented in a poster at the 255th annual meeting of the American Chemical Society in New Orleans on March 18. It was attended by over 16,600 chemists from all over the world. Zander’s topic was selected because it represented a novel form of research…

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ECBC Scientists and Engineers Join Airmen on the Flight Line

RED HORSE stands for Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineers, and the ECBC researchers spent March 26-29 on the flight line at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, observing and interacting with the Airmen responsible for decontaminating aircraft and flight crews. The program that made this possible was created…

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Runners take to APG-South Streets for ECBC Gas Mask Dash

Starting at CAPA Field on a perfect sunny spring day, ECBC employees, friends and family members ranging in age from 10 to over 60 ran or walked a course that meandered through the Edgewood Area of Aberdeen Proving Ground. Instead of firing a starting gun, ECBC Program Integration Director Paul…

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ECBC Researchers Combine Wearable Sensors, Advanced Mass Spectrometry to Gather Life-Saving Information

Soldiers and first responders who perform sensitive site exploitations frequently enter areas containing unknown chemicals at varying toxic concentrations as part of their jobs. The handheld detectors used for these tasks are susceptible to false alarms, may have a limit of detection higher than the amount present, or may not…

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Paper Spray: An Emerging Soldier-Protection Technology That is Getting Noticed in Science Journals

The first method detects indications of human exposure to a chemical agent in any liquid, such as blood or urine, by placing a drop onto a piece of standard laboratory-grade filter paper. The paper is housed inside a plastic cartridge for easy transport, and the cartridge is then inserted into…

ECBC Joins Forces with Army, Navy and Air Force Research Laboratories to Develop a Paper-Based Field Sensor
ECBC Joins Forces with Army, Navy and Air Force Research Laboratories to Develop a Paper-Based Field Sensor

“Essentially we are taking the guts out of a cell, adding a strand of engineered DNA which tells those guts what to do, and placing the combination as a drop on a piece of filter paper,” said Matthew Lux, Ph.D., who leads the ECBC team. The “guts” Lux refers to…